On Saturday, November 17, 2007, Emmanuel Kirwa (video clip) placed 57th out of a field of 187 student-athletes at the NCAA DII National Cross Country Championships. Kirwa ran the 10k men's race in 32:10, averaging 5:11 min each mile (his second-fastest career time).
Emmanuel Kirwa won the 2007 NCAA Division II South Regional Cross Country Championship in Huntsville, AL, becoming the first from Benedict College and the SIAC (to win Regional Championships in Cross Country). Oneil Williams made All-Regional finishing 15th.
Emmanuel Kirwa took home the SIAC Most Valuable Runner award for his first place finish in the men's division.
Benedict College finished in 2nd place for the 2nd consecutive year. Emmanuel Kirwa finished the race in 1st place and took home the honor of Most Valuable Runner finishing the course in 25:30.30. Oneil Williams, Charles Chirchir, and Titus Rotich also finished in the top ten with a 3rd, 5th, and 7th place finish respectively.
SIAC Men's & Women's Cross Country Championship Results for BC (10/19/2007):
Team Results: BC Women finished in 3rd place (Total Time: 2:00:47.00) and BC Men finished in 2nd place (Total Time: 2:20:14.80).
BC Women in Top 10 (Individual Finish): ==================================== 2nd place - Irine Chepkoech 19:25.00
BC Men in Top 10 (Individual Finish): ==================================== 1st place - Emmanuel Kirwa 25:30.30 3rd place - Oneil Williams 27:19.00 5th place - Charles Chirchir 27:31.50 7th place - Titus Rotich 27:46.20
2007 SIAC Cross Country Men's Most Valuable Runner: Emmanuel Kirwa
The event was held at Jim Miller Park in Marietta, GA.
SEE 2007 SIAC Men's & Women's Cross Country Championship Results.
Head Coach: Frank Hyland SID: Derrick Johnson Athletic Director: Willie Washington President: Dr. David H. Swinton